WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State Rams got a strong start to the outdoor track & field season with some impressive efforts on the opening day of the 2016 Wake Forest Open. It took the Rams a while to shake off the chill of winter and to get things into gear, but that did not stop the team from having some solid performances at the meet.
WSSU junior Tametris Morrison had one of the best efforts of the day when she placed 12th in the women's 400m run with a 57.16 in the event. Sophomore Rachel Bonham also had a solid effort when she placed 25th in the women's 100m hurdles with a 15.24.
WSSU freshman Aaliyah Craft led the WSSU field events when she placed fifth in the B-section of the women's high jump with a 5'00.25" (1.53m). Junior Kylah Lewis joined her at sixth place when she recorded a 4'10.25" (1.48m) jump. Freshman Dominique Chandler placed 22nd in the women's triple jump with a 33'8.75" (10.28m) leap. Junior Lyssa Wallace-O'Neal also placed 22nd in the women's shot put when she threw a 40'3.5" (12.28m) toss.
The Rams will return to action tomorrow when the team completes the two-day meet. For more information on Rams track & field, contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (336) 750-2143 or log on to www.WSSURams.com.